Most activities have being held online. Please click here for a list of upcoming events and how to access them.
In keeping with Phase 3 guidelines, Messiah office staff are keeping a combination of in-person staffing and telework. If you need to visit the office during the week, please contact us to arrange a time.
COVID-19 Updates & Information
For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power,
of love and of self-discipline.
(2 Timothy 1:7)
Dear Messiah Family,
As per the regulations outlined in Governor Northam's Phase 3 guidelines, public gatherings can be held at 50% capacity of the venue, provided social distancing is maintained. Based on these guidelines, we feel that we can safely seat up to 50 people in the Sanctuary on Sundays. We invite you to come and worship with us on Sundays ― no need to let us know you're coming, just come and find an available seat (marked with a yellow card) in the Sanctuary!
Please review the following safety protocols below for in-person worship:
Everyone must wear a mask unless they are on camera or singing on the worship team. If you have a mask, please put it on before entering the building. Masks are available for those who don't have one.
Please try to arrive before 9:55 a.m. We have a prayer time starting about 9:45 a.m. and you are welcome to join us. We go online about 9:50 a.m., so please be quiet as you enter the sanctuary.
Seating: Yellow cards mark chairs that are available to sit in. Please do not sit in seats that are not marked. Each available seat will have a consecrated communion wafer in a bag for our time of Communion.
Please maintain social distancing of 6 feet or more. Sadly, there will be no hand shaking, hugging etc.
There are hand sanitizer stations in the foyer and by each set of bathrooms.
We have left the bathroom doors open and want only one person in a restroom at a time. If you prefer to close the door, please open it back up when you leave. Please follow the hand-washing procedures posted in the bathrooms.
There will be an offering plate on the ushers' table on your way into the sanctuary for your tithes and offerings.
For those more comfortable worshiping at home, we continue to livestream Sunday worship services online:
For those not attending in-person worship, Holy Communion continues to be offered in the parking lot following the livestream service. All precautions are taken: washing hands, wearing gloves and masks, sanitizing the Eucharistic vessels, and not touching the wafers. Also available will be small bags with additional consecrated wafers for you to receive Communion at home each week.
If you are not able to attend in-person worship, tithes and offerings can be mailed to our address, 816 Kempsville Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23320; or you may give a secure donation online via Paypal.
Thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday!